Tambopata River Expedition
This adventure will include six days of rafting down rapids in the high Tambopata River as well as a visit to the Macaw Clay Lick featured in the January 1994 National Geographic. We will have time to acquaint ourselves with the wildlife and indigenous life of the region.
PromPeru, the government tourism agency, rates the Tambopata as Peru´s finest white water rafting because of its isolation in tropical forests and rich wildlife as well as the technical rafting involved.
We will descend from the highlands above 4,500 meters(14,760ft) through the cloud forests, into the Amazon jungle at 250 meters(820ft). The various forests contain 13 species of monkeys, ocelots, capybaras, tapirs, and armadillos. We may see rare crocodiles and otters, who eat one another, and whose food caches and garbage ponds are among the most important sources of nutrition in the river. We will camp on the beaches along the river and visit the Tambopata Research Center and a wonderfully designed jungle lodge.
Day 1: Arrive Juliaca – Puno
Day 2: Juliaca – Putina Punku – put-in
Day 3: Putina Punko to Curva Alegre & Tambopata River
Day 4-8: Tambopata River
Day 9: Macaw lick – jungle lodge (Puerto Maldonado)
Day 10: Fly home from Puerto Maldonado